Widening (adding stitches)
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Widening (adding stitches)

Widening (adding stitches) The term ‘widening’ may refer to two kinds of activities while crocheting, namely: Shaping a crochet piece by increases and decreases in rows Adding stitches while working on circular piece (see → crocheting in the round) C2C – the corner-to-corner method (see → C2C) invisible increase (amigurumi) The issues of crocheting in the…

Crocheting in the round
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Crocheting in the round

There are many ways to create a circular shape in crochet and this one of the basic crocheting skills, one which is useful in many situations. Many projects are based on this technique – doilies, bags with a circular bottom, coasters or decoratively complex round carpets – there are myriad examples. Mastering several ways of…

Basic Crochet Stitches
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Basic Crochet Stitches

Basic crochet stitches are the entry point for other patterns. Every pattern, even the most complex, is a combination of those listed below: Names and abbreviations of crochet stitches US terms UK terms chain (ch) chain (ch) slip stitch (sl.st.) slip stitch (ss) single crochet (sc) double crochet (dc) half double crochet (hdc) half treble…

Amigurumi
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Amigurumi

Amigurumi Amigurumi is a Japanese technique for making crocheted stuffed toys. The name comes from Japanese: ami meaning crocheting or knitting; and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. Therefore, the term amigurumi is phonetically close to the original Japanese term. Although the technique has existed in Japan for many decades, it has gained particular popularity since 2003,…

Knitwear

Knitwear

Knitwear The term “knitwear” is used to describe the products of crochet, knitting, knooking, and other techniques that result in creating this kind of textile. It’s made specifically by creating loops on one piece of yarn, that are interwoven with each other, in contrast to i.e. weaving, which uses many strings of yarn that are…